Body found, locals stage road blockade

Sambalpur: Tension ran high at Sambalpur- Bargarh main road near Kantamali here after local people blocked the road alleging murder of a man whose body was found near a petrol pump.

The deceased has been identified as Naresh Mahananda of nearest Khambei bazar. The reason of the death has not been ascertained yet while people alleged it as a case of murder and demanded probe.

Irate mob burnt a bike and pelted stones at police while the latter were trying to disperse the angry mob. Police resorted to lathicharge to clear the road.

Three platoons of police have been deployed. Burla police IIC and SDPO are monitoring the situation.